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Yorktown Chamber Of Commerce Honors Three At Dinner Dance

Alice Roker is the former Yorktown town clerk who was the first Democrat and African-American to be elected to local office.
Alice Roker is the former Yorktown town clerk who was the first Democrat and African-American to be elected to local office. Photo Credit: contributed
The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce will host its 18th annual Dinner Dance and Awards Celebration on May 21, at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac.
The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce will host its 18th annual Dinner Dance and Awards Celebration on May 21, at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac. Photo Credit: contributed

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce will host its 18th annual Dinner Dance and Awards Celebration on Saturday, May 21, at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor, 466 Route 6, Mahopac.

The 2016 honorees are:

  • Business Couple of the Year – Joe and Rita Bertino, Camp Nabby.
  • Organization of the Year – Yorktown Citizens Task Force Against Heroin.
  • Chairman’s Award – Alice Roker, former Yorktown town clerk.

There will be a cocktail hour with a full open bar beginning at 7 p.m., followed by dinner and a Viennese hour dessert display.

Tickets are $125 per person.

The awards afford the chamber an opportunity to recognize outstanding contributions to the community and provide a platform for the chamber’s entire membership to gather in celebration of excellence among its peers.

Joe and Rita Bertino are the directors of Camp Nabby, a 17-acre family camp in Mohegan Lake.

Alice Roker is the former Yorktown town clerk who was the first Democrat and African-American to be elected to local office.

The Yorktown Citizens Task Force Against Heroin was created on April 25, 2015, with a mission to provide information and foster educational awareness of the rampant use of heroin through a course of action to combat this drug epidemic in the community.

Over the past 10 months, it has held open forums with experts in the field of addiction as well as meetings with families and addicts sharing their personal experiences.

In addition, it also provides self-defense classes for kids within the community with an emphasis on combating bullying, peer pressure and the ability to say no to drugs.

On March 19, the Yorktown Citizens Task Force Against Heroin held its first Naloxone training to help prevent heroin overdoses.

To reserve a seat or table of 10 at this year’s celebration or to place an ad in the dinner dance journal to celebrate the 2016 honorees, call the chamber office at 914-245-4599 or click here .

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